Eye on the Avengers

Eye on the Avengers

The last two films I saw at the cinema have been Eye in the Sky (which was brilliant) and Captain America: Civil War (also very good). On the surface both films seem very different but they actually looked at similar issues, just in very different ways.  Eye in the Sky looks at the politics and regulations of drone missions and the effects they cause on local populations and the people who fly them while Captain America: Civil War is about whether the Avengers should be following regulations in their own missions after civilians are killed during a failed mission. To say anything more will involve spoilers for both movies so click continue reading if you want to continue reading…
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The Huntsman Winter’s War Review

The Huntsman Winter's War ReviewBack in November I posted about the trailer for The Huntsman Winter’s War and claimed that

The Huntsman Winter’s War will be a hot mess of a film but at least it will be a fun one!

Well I saw the movie yesterday and I thought I’d report back my thoughts and whether I was wrong or not. You’ll find the answer below the break.

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Batman v Superman Review

Batman v Superman ReviewLast night I finally got to see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. After the critical mauling the film received – with a score of 29% on Rotten Tomatoes at time of writing – but this is unfair as there is many things to recommend this film. To give you a sense of what I thought of the film I gave it 7 out of 10 on IMDB and would have put it on a level with Ant-man on my count down of 2015 Summer Blockbusters. To explain these thoughts requires spoilers so jump below the break to find out more.
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When Casting Ruins Plot Twists

I was originally going to publish this post back in November but for a number of reasons I never hit the publish button. However, now the film in question is out on DVD I thought I’d resurrect this article from draft hell and release it onto the interwebs. This article will be full of spoilers for very obvious reasons but on top of this is, the problem is I can’t tell you for what movies as just mentioning the film reveals a spoiler because of the nature of this post. Therefore the break is appearing below the Ironstone rock!

When Casting Ruins Plot Twists

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My Thoughts on The Ending of the Forest of the Dead

In my Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead rewatch post I ran out of space to discuss the ending of Forest of the Dead, which even now, eight years after transmission is still causing arguments – even if it is just between my friends. Despite the fact the story was first shown all those years ago it would be unfair if I didn’t quote River Song and point out there will be spoilers below the break!

The Ending of the Forest of the Dead

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Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead Rewatch

I spent the start of 2016 rewatching old episodes of Doctor Who. I started with The Crimson Horror still the glorious fun caper I said it was in my Culture Jam review from when it first aired. The other two episodes I watched was the River Song‘s ‘introductory’ two parter, Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead. As River would say “spoilers” so don’t click below the break if you don’t want to know anymore.

Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead Rewatch

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My Review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

My Review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Having now written three blog posts about the trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which links can be found below this paragraph) and having seen the film today I feel I need to write a review. However as I want to go into a few bits in detail there will be spoilers from the break onwards. You have been warned!

Even More Alternative Trailers for Star Wars

After posting my article about Alternative trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens a few weeks ago I’ve noticed a few others in a similar style to the trailer above. The final of the three trailers is totally different but considering the opinion my friends have of me regarding Inside Out it seemed wrong not to share. However, lets’ start with the good stuff.

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Thunderbirds Are Go

I caught up on this week’s episode of Thunderbirds Are Go at the weekend and in many ways the episode summed up my issues with the issue. Before I go any further I should say Thunderbirds Are Go is one of the few shows I make sure I catch up with every week. It is big, dumb, childish fun best summed up by the opening credits below

For those who don’t know anything about Thunderbirds Are Go, it is a CGI remake of the 1960s puppet show Thunderbirds originally created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. As you’d expect it has been updated but there are a couple of things I have issues with. Find out more below the break.

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